Crimes Act 1961

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114 Use of purported affidavit or declaration

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years who—


signs a writing that purports to be an affidavit sworn before him or her or a statutory declaration taken by him or her, when the writing was not so sworn or taken, or when he or she knows that he or she has no authority to administer that oath or take that declaration; or


uses or offers for use any writing purporting to be an affidavit or statutory declaration that he or she knows was not sworn or made, as the case may be, by the deponent or before a person authorised to administer that oath or take that declaration.

Compare: Criminal Code (1954) s 118 (Canada)